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HINDERING IMPEDIMENT

Also called impedient impediment, it is a condition that renders a marriage unlawful, without a dispensation, without affecting its validity. A simple vow, mixed religion, and certain legal relationships are so classified.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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